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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th January 2020 Issue no. 492

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Netatmo unveils its Smart Door Lock and Keys

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With the Netatmo Smart Door Lock, users can manage and share access to their home securely and easily. They lock and unlock their door by inserting their Smart Key in the Door Lock, like a conventional key, or by using the Netatmo Security app.
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DOM Tapkey Smart lock now available with iOS

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DOM UK once again announces another new development to add to their new digital range of access control systems. DOM Tapkey provides quick access to door entrances through the use of mobile phones with BLE and was initially launched with compatibility for Android users, now DOM are pleased to announce their smart lock is now also compatible with iOS software and can be used with iPhone.
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Nuki Smart Lock 2.0

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The Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 turns your smartphone into a key and seamlessly fits over your existing lock and key in less than three minutes. It can be used to assign digital access rights to friends and family (to water your plants and feed your cat whilst you're away!). The Nuki also negates the need to hide a key under a flowerpot and even allows you to open the door remotely if you need to let someone have access in your absence.
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This Week's News

Loxal Security launches IDACS + : The Second Generation

* Loxall-IDACS.jpgLoxal Security has launched IDACS +, the second generation of its Intelligent Digital Access Control System.

Comments Dan Delaney, Loxal Director: “What we have done is to build upon the strong foundations of IDACS, with the objective of enhancing usability, increasing security, improving connectivity between IDACS and Resideo Videofied, and to streamline the way information is captured. 
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Minut launches its fully secure, all-in-one smart home alarm in the UK

* Minut.jpgSwedish smart home technology specialists Minut, led by former senior executives at Apple and Google, announces the availability of its easy to install, all-in-one wireless smart home alarm in the UK.

Minut believes that every home should feel safe and has executed on the vision to make home security smart, simple and accessible for every home.
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dormakaba introduces next generation of safe and secure emergency escape locks

* dormakaba1.jpgdormakaba has launched the latest generation of its SVP self-locking emergency escape locks. The range is ideally suited for use on emergency exits and escape routes where doors requiring access control can be balanced with safety in an emergency.

The SVP range of locks offers a number of different options from mechanical locking with emergency escape function to locks that also feature electronic access control and optional microswitch monitoring functions.
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New Wisenet Pentabrid Video Recorders simplify analogue to IP migration

* Wisenet-Pentabrid-Video-Recorders.jpgThe new Wisenet Pentabrid video recorders from Hanwha Techwin are designed to extend the life of existing analogue based CCTV, whilst providing a smooth and cost-effective migration to an IP network based video surveillance solution.

Combinations of analogue or IP cameras up to 4K ultra high definition can be connected to the new Wisenet Pentabrid 4, 8 and 16 channel video recorders, with a simple onboard software switch enabling users to convert any channel from analogue to IP, when required.
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Hanwha’s Top 5 video surveillance trends for 2020

* Mr-Soonhong-Ahn.jpgHanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, gives its top 5 key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020. They include: AI End-to-End Security Solutions, Cybersecurity, Cloud-based Data Insights, Privacy Protection and Vertical Specialised Solutions.
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News

Travelex ransomware attack

On the news that Travelex is still offline after a ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve, Toni Vitale, partner and head of data protection at JMW Solicitors, says: 

“The fact that, for several days, there was no coherent communication from Travelex as to the exact nature of the attack left customers, media, stakeholders and other interested parties in the dark.  It also appears that Travelex did not inform the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the breach. Many may think a ransomware attack is not a data breach because the data is still on the system but if the personal data entrusted to your care is encrypted and you cannot access it or decrypt it, you could be deemed to have lost control of the data and therefore it could constitute a breach.
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Last few stands available for Lockexpo 2020

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After 10 consecutive years at the same venue, Lockexpo 2020 moves to the Nottingham Belfry Hotel for this year’s show on the 18th and 19th April, sponsored by Autowave.

There are still a small number of stands left, so if you want to get in front of locksmiths from all over the country (and some from further afield!) this is your chance!
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SSAIB achieve historic 300th BAFE certification milestone

SSAIB, one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, are delighted to have achieved an historic milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies.

Looking back at last year - in September 2019 – BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security Ltd, who are the 300th active company on the BAFE Fire Safety Register that have been assessed and third-party certificated through SSAIB.
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M&C Condor achieves Sold Secure Diamond

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M&C have announced that their Condor cylinder has achieved Sold Secure Diamond certification.

All of their cylinders were already certified to the SKG 3 star standard, but differences between the Dutch and British standards meant that they had to add an anti-snap element to existing cylinders for the UK market.

Condor, like all of M&C's cylinders, uses their Modulock system, which allows locksmiths to resize, make thumbturns and even keyed alike sets on the door without re-pinning.
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Mul-T-Lock triumph at the National Locksmith Awards

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Midlands based high-security and access solutions manufacturer, Mul-T-Lock took home one of the most coveted awards at the inaugural National Locksmith Awards this month, for Product of the Year.

The National Locksmith Awards (NLA) is the UK’s most complete industry awards for locksmiths and locksmith suppliers, rewarding them for all the hard work that so often goes unnoticed.
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